Known as “The Burger King Kid” due to an infamous commercial he shot in his teenage years for the burger giant, Weir offers his take on the skating scene of Florida during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. While Tony Alva, Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta were freestyling their way into Southern California infamy, Weir and his buddies were discovering their new found talent on urethane wheels. As a wide-eyed middle class kid who enjoyed “umbrella jumping” from the roof of his parents home near the Everglades, Weir had an epiphany one sunny day while watching his new neighbor, Robert Rodrigues, performing his amazing skateboard skills. This began a new friendship which would unlock a passion inside of Weir that would change his life forever.
Weir has traveled on his skateboard everywhere. A gifted athlete from early on, he picked up the board at age 11 and never looked back. After commercials, musics videos and this book, he still calls Miami Beach, Florida his home.